I had to stay in a hotel a few days ago. We had a really bad blizzard and the place I work at asked if I would stay at the hotel and got to work the next day so that we would not be buried in work the day after the storm. I work at a place that processes and mails statements for banks and other clients. I did but only for the money. I missed my wife’s birthday because of it, which made me sad and all you husbands can guess how she was. The room was nice but the bed wrecked my back. I don’t like hard mattresses.
Anyway, while I was there I could not help but think about how meaningless it seemed. I am staying at a hotel so people can get their statements on time. And this is not the only thing I believe, as people, we waste so much time and energy on. I am talking about sports talk radio. A local station’s afternoon show will spend sometimes up to a week talking about a topic. And they end up in a cycle of redundancy because it is the same thing day after day. And they make a nice salary doing it. Or political talk show hosts. They at least talk about something that impacts us as a nation but not that important.
We spend billions of dollars on things that don’t matter in the eternal perspective of life. We have placed such a high importance of things that I cannot understand why they are important. I care about doing a good job at work because I should and I get paid to. As a recipient of that mail, I couldn’t care less what day I got my bank statement. When are we going to spend billions on the things that matter to our Savior?